Definition of Squaloid

1. a. Like or pertaining to a shark or sharks.



Definition of Squaloid

1. Adjective. Characteristic of a shark or dogfish ¹

2. Noun. Any dogfish of the family ''Squalidae'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Squaloid

1. like a shark [adj]

Medical Definition of Squaloid

1. Like or pertaining to a shark or sharks. Origin: NL. Squalus a genus of sharks (fr. L. Squalus a kind of sea fish). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squaloid

squall line
squalled
squaller
squallers
squallier
squalliest
squalliness
squalling
squallish
squalls
squally
squalodon
squalodons
squalodont
squalodonts
squaloid (current term)
squaloids
squalor
squalors
squama
squama frontalis
squama occipitalis
squama temporalis
squamaceous
squamae
squamate
squamates
squamation
squamations

Literary usage of Squaloid

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1. Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by William Buckland (1841)
"27d, B. 6, 7. , In the third, or squaloid division of fossils of this family, we have the character of true Sharks; these appear for the first time in the ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1873)
"The fish-teeth have been submitted for examination to my friend, Professor OH St. John, who writes me as follows concerning them: — All the squaloid teeth ..."

3. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members (1873)
"The fish-teeth have been submitted for examination to my friend, Professor OH St. John, who writes me as follows concerning them: — All the squaloid teeth ..."

4. Transactions of the Geological Society of London by Geological Society of London (1856)
"With the exception of two specimens, the collection is entirely composed of teeth of squaloid fishes. Of these two exceptions one belongs to the Ganoid ..."

5. Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by William Buckland (1836)
"Species of this squaloid family alone, abound in all strata of the Tertiary formation. The greater strength, and flattened condition of the teeth of the ..."

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